Friday, 15 April 2016

Between Linda Ikeji And Wizkid: This Is The Missing Link

They are not in the same category either by profession, age, class, achievements, popularity, impacts or experience but the cold war between popular blogger, Linda Ikeji and pop star Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun aka Wizkid seems to be going too far.

Wizkid is in his late 20s while Linda is in her late 30s with both doing well in their respective business. While Linda have excelled and made a name for herself in blogging, Wizkid was at a time one of the rave making artistes in Africa. But the latest uneasiness between the two of them has left their fans aghast on what could have happened between them.
To start with, Linda I know will not report a story without asking her source twice the authenticity of such stories. She may have been accused of ‘publishing tarnishing’ stories in the past but no light ever comes out without a smoke. That Wizkid has decided to put up a fight with her is nothing but a misplaced priority and a mere flex of unmerited popularity.

Linda Ikeji’s blog has over the years been the biggest source of promotional platform for artistes and movie makers in the country and I dare anyone to dispute the claim that he/she has not directly or indirectly benefitted from it before! So, many artiste has included her name in their musical lyrics just to get mentions on her blog; Banky W is a one of the recent examples so, why is Wizkid’s own an exception? Why is he fighting his benefactor? Of what gain is that to him? More popularity? Why not just focus on his dwindling musical carrier and let sleeping dogs sleep gently?

That Linda is not yet married is never a disease. She wasn’t the only single lady at her age in Lagos not to talk of Nigeria  so why the fuse. That Linda decided to be flaunting her wealth and acquisitions on social media is not meant to be anyone’s source of headache as well. She has her life to live so also every other persons.

That Linda has decided to drag Wizkid to Lagos Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, after he threatened to send his 16 year old cousin to beat her up following their social media brouhaha is the greatest low of these role models. What on earth were they thinking? Is this supposed to be the new trend?

As this letter of summon issued to Wizkid, with an invitation letter sent to the Surulere office of his manager, Sunday Are, let’s hope both parties would ‘borrow themselves brain’ and behave like a true role model to their ever supportive fans.

A part of my life was wasted because I was born into a separated home- Nollywood Actor Funsho Adeolu

So many people didn't know actor Funsho Adeolu is from a broken home. He was a product of love making just like most celebrities does but he never allowed that to affect him. In this exclusive interview Funsho explained how it all happened and how he survived.

How was your growing up like?
My growing up was very funny and interesting. I grew up in a separate home. My dad and my mum were not really married they were just lovers. They played and gave birth to me so I grew up partly with my father and with my mother. Throughout my elementary education I was with my mum and partly with my dad but, by the time I got to the secondary school I was with my dad and only visited my mum for holidays and after a while I started living on my own but it was interesting. For someone that came from a broken home, I might not have ended up where I am today.

What where some of the effects on you being someone who came from a broken home?
I wasted a part of my life because I didn't understand I was in a wrong place and I didn't know it was wrong at that time but, when I grew up I got to a point that I said I wish I had grown up with both of them staying together. It was a negative effect but it reinforced me so, I decided that I would never raise a child out of wedlock and I made sure that I stayed glued with my wife so that my wife would not go through what I went through.
What was the most important decision you made in life?
The most important decision was to be a very responsible man, very original, that I won't follow the multiple to do evil at the time. I've to be me, that I won't do anything because everyone is doing it. I do what I can afford and that is why I said people should be calling me Mr finest, it's because I don't want people to be calling me Mr original.
What that thing that you are mostly proud of?
My family. My marriage. I'm very proud of it. I said to myself I don't want to be like my parents and I made it. I've known my wife for like 19 years now and we got married like 11 years ago and we have been living together since then



President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that technical committees be immediately established to finalize discussions on new joint Nigeria/China rail, power, manufacturing, agricultural and solid mineral projects.
The President gave the directive Tuesday in Beijing after talks between his delegation and high-ranking Chinese government officials led by President Xi Jinping.
The technical committees are to conclude their assignments before the end of next month.
President Buhari had at the talks welcomed China's readiness to assist Nigeria in her bid to rapidly industrialize and join the world's major economies.
President Jinping agreed that Nigeria's chosen path of development through economic diversification was the best way to go.
To help Nigeria to achieve this, China promised to fully support the country through infrastructural development and  capacity building.
China also expressed an interest in setting up major projects in Nigeria such as refineries, power plants, mining companies, textile manufacturing and food processing industries as soon as the enabling environment is provided by the Federal Government.
In response to President Muuhammadu Buhari's desire to make Nigeria self-sufficient in food production, President Jinping offered 15 million U.S. dollars agricultural assistance to Nigeria for the establishment of 50 Agricultural Demonstration Farms across the country.
China and Nigeria also agreed to strengthen military and civil service exchanges as part of a larger capacity-building engagement.
In line with this, China offered to raise its scholarship awards to Nigerian students from about 100 to 700 annually. In addition, 1,000 other Nigerians  are to be given vocational and technical training by China annually.
President Jinping applauded the war against corruption being waged by President Buhari.
The Chinese leader assured President Buhari that Nigeria will always have a special place in the affairs of the Peoples Republic of China.
After the talks, President Buhari and President Jinping witnessed the signing of several agreements and memorandums of understanding by Nigeria and China.
The agreements include a "Framework Agreement Between the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the National Development and Reform Commission of the Peoples Republic of China."
Others were a "Memorandum of Understanding on Aviation Cooperation between the Ministry of Transportation (Aviation) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Ministry of Commerce of the Peoples Republic of China" and a "Memorandum of Understanding Between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Government of the Peoples Republic of China on Scientific and Technological Cooperation".
A  "Mandate Letter Between the  Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and the Central Bank of Nigeria on Renminbi (RMB) Transactions was also signed.

Garba Shehu
SSA to the President
(Media & Publicity)